Amazon’s Kindle app can now share previews of books and text snippets to apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or via text message.
Kindle users could already share quotes, highlights and recommendations to Facebook and Twitter, but this is the first time Amazon is allowing readers to share via a messaging platform.
Those who receive a recommendation from a Kindle owner can start reading a preview of the book on their mobile devices or desktop. The preview does not require the Kindle app or even an Amazon account.
The change hits the Kindle Android app first, with the update coming to the Kindle reader and “other devices” later this year.